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What’s Driving America’s Obesity Problem?

Currently, nearly two-thirds of Americans are overweight. By 2030 it is estimated more than half our population may be clinically obese. Childhood obesity has tripled, and most children will grow up t…

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The Sad Truth About Who Determines if Your Food is Safe

In November, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced their plans to all but eliminate trans fats from processed foods, citing a CDC statistic that the elimination of partially hydrogenat…

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The Big Problem With Foster Farms Chicken

Salmonella causes more hospitalizations and more deaths than any other foodborne illness, and itís on the rise. Salmonella causes a million cases of food poisoning every year in the U.S., and over the…

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Did Pesticides Cause Your Food Poisoning?

Although the most serious causes of food poisoning like Salmonella come mostly from animal products (for example, most foodborne-related deaths have been attributed to poultry), millions of Americans …

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Is Fish Oil Just Snake Oil?

Are the purported benefits of fish oil supplementation for the prevention and treatment of heart disease just a "fish tale"? Thanks to recommendations from organizations such as the American Heart Ass…

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Should We Take a Multivitamin?

About one in three Americans take a multivitamin. Is that helpful, harmful, or just a harmless waste of money? In 2011, the Iowa Women's Health Study reported that multivitamin use was associated with…

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Convincing Doctors to Embrace Lifestyle Medicine

I talk a lot about numbers and statistics, but as the Director of Yale's Prevention Research Center Dr. David Katz put it in an†editorial in the American Journal of Health Promotion, to reach doctors,…

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Why We Shouldn’t Forget About Fiber

The famous surgeon Denis Burkitt is better known for his discovery of a childhood cancer now known as Burkitt's lymphoma than for his 1979 international bestseller Don't Forget the Fibre in Your Diet.…

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The Link Between Milk and Prostate Cancer

Researchers have†expressed concern about the fact that cow milk contains estrogens and could stimulate the growth of hormone-sensitive tumors. The assertion is that the consumption of dairy products c…

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Who Shouldn’t Consume Curcumin or Turmeric?

Following flax and wheatgrass, turmeric is the third best-selling botanical dietary supplement, racking up $12 million in sales. Currently, sales are increasing at a rate of 20%. Curcumin is a natu…

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